Saginaw Old Golds Come Alive at the ALS Event

IMG_5419 IMG_5423Last Saturday the Saginaw Old Golds travelled to Charlevoix to play a double header against the Petoskey Mossbacks on the grounds of the Castle Farm Historical Site.  For the first time all year the Golds defense came alive to shut down the Mossbacks 25-1 and 14-1 to win their first double header of the year.

The hitting stars in game one were Devon Funchion going 6 for 8 with a double, Adam McCauley 6 for 7, and Bryce Funchion 6 for 7.  John Piersall and Ducky Mahan pitched the team to victory.

Game 2 had Brandon Daig going 5 for 5 with a double and starred in the outfield with four putouts.  Keith Manning was also 5 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.  The defensive play of the game was made by Devon Funchion at first base as he snagged a line shot.  To even out the playing field Richard “Dos Equis” Curry inserted himself into the lineup.  He did his rendition of batting like Grandma Moses as he went 1 for 5 in a pathetic effort to knock the ball out of the infield. Needless to say there were no runs scored, no RBIs as Richard is living proof why he should be managing instead of playing.

The Golds who have had a lopsided home and away schedule which has resulted in two games played in Saginaw and 13 on the road, again hit the streets as they travel to Mt. Clements on July 11.  The Golds’ record now stands at 9 and 5.  Richard Curry: “The way our team is playing now defensively, I have full confidence we’ll arrive at the World Tournament with another sincere effort at making it our sixth World Championship in  seven years.”


Richard Curry


We can now add the Michigan Cup to the Saginaw Old Golds list of recent give backs. Inconsistent play followed the Golds to IMG_5384Wyandotte this last Saturday as they dropped an 11-6 game to the Stars (the 1st Golds’ loss there in 8 years). The fielding resembled a Moe/Larry/Curley Movie. Before Adam McCauley was reinstalled as catcher, the previous two let by more passed balls than a pin ball machine. Third base saw balls going through his legs similar to Dustin Johnson putts going past the cup in the U.S. Open. On a positive note Bryce “Bolt” Funchion had a great day going 5 for 5, with 2 putouts, and a stolen base. Jon Smith was 3 for 5, a double, stolen base, & 4 put outs. For the season the batting regulars have been led by Nate Hall (.670BA) in 10 games. Jon Smith has hit .620 in 12 games and Jerry Endert in 12 games is batting a .610 clip.

The Golds (7-5 record) take to the road again Saturday (6/27/2015) IMG_5341for a double header with Petoskey @ noon in Charlevoix.

Richard Curry